"H.R. 2118 ensures that states that choose to have pro-growth, right-to-work policies will not be intimidated and threatened by the NLRB," Chaffetz said. "Deciding whether or not a state action violates federal law should be made by the DOJ, not a board of union friendly, politically motivated appointees."
The bill would allow the NLRB to sue individuals and companies, but strikes it's authority to sue states on the grounds that a state action conflicts with the NLRA. Reps. Trey GowdyTrey GowdyChatter grows that Ryan could step down Lawmakers press Lynch for briefing on Yahoo secret email scanning reports Clinton IT aide pleads Fifth, skips hearing MORE (R-SC) and Joe WilsonJoe WilsonPAC to host holiday fundraiser for veterans Week ahead: Defense hawks bristle at spending plan GOP calls for modernizing veteran care MORE (R-SC) are cosponsors of the bill.
Republicans are also up in arms about the NLRB's decision to sue Boeing over that company's 2009 decision to set up new production facilities in South Carolina, a right to work state. The NLRB alleges that this decision was meant to retaliate against striking workers in Washington state.